THE ONLINE LEARNING IMPERATIVE: New Alliance Brief Says Online Learning Can Combat “Perfect Storm” of Teacher Shortages, State Budget Shortfalls, and Low Student Achievement ArticleFebruary 22, 2010
“NO READER LEFT BEHIND”: New Report Finds 1.4 Percent of National News Coverage Dealt with Education ArticleOctober 07, 2009
During the first nine months of 2009, only 1.4 percent of national news coverage from television, newspapers, news web sites, and radio dealt with education, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution.
OBAMA’S EDUCATION BUDGET MAKES SECONDARY SCHOOLS A PRIORITY: Education Secretary Says a Focus on Middle and High Schools is “Hugely Important to Us” ArticleMay 18, 2009
Earlier this year, President Obama released a broad outline of his Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 budget proposal for the U.S. Department of Education.
OVER 194,000 STUDENTS SPEAK OUT DURING “SPEAK UP DAY”: Results from Student Survey to Help Shape U.S. Department of Education Technology Plan ArticleNovember 03, 2003
As of October 31, more than 194,256 students, with participation in every state, shared their ideas about using technology and the Internet in the classroom.
According to an Education Week article, 50 states have adopted and more than 180,000 teachers have participated in the Internet educational project, MarcoPolo, that WorldCom and MCI started in 1999 to train over 2.4 million teachers by 2005.
Last month, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-IL) appeared in Iowa to promote a constitutional amendment that would give all U.S. citizens the right to a quality public education.
Scholastic's Read 180, a technology based literacy program targeted at underachieving readers, is being used in 25 urban districts and recently received approval as supplemental learning material in California.